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Langdale Challenge Lake District
Get ready for an awesome, fun, and challenging weekend in the heart of the English Lakes. Discovering the best that the British great outdoors has to offer, and getting plenty of miles (about 30 to be precise) under your belt and taking in some of our most famous peaks.
You'll firstly head directly out to the impressive head of Langdale and over towards the highest peak in England—Scafell Pike. Our exciting route will bring us back after an exhilarating climb of this awesome mountain, between Bowfell and Crinkle Crags.*
Then on Day 2 we shall tackle the Langdale Pikes, in a slightly shorter, though no less spectacular route via Blea Rigg, Harrison Stickle, Pike o'Stickle and then down via Stickle Tarn and Dungeon Ghyll.*
* Please note—all routes are completely weather dependent!
Arrive at Ambleside latest – 21:00
Team dinner, and briefing
Sampling local hospitality, and good night’s sleep.
Full day mountain walking — to Scafell Pike via Angle Tarn if weather permits. If poor weather (ie dangerous conditions), an alternative route will be selected.
Breakfast - 07:30
Start walk - 09:00
End walk - 17:00
Team dinner and celebration of a successful day on the mountains.
Full day mountain walking —most likely making an exploration of the Langdale Pikes area, including surrounding peaks and crags. Possibly via Dungeon Gill to Pavey Ark and Pike O Stickle, or alternatively over to Bow Fell - this will be discussed amongst the group.
Breakfast - 07:30
Start walk - 09:00
End walk - 17:00
Celebrations of a successful weekend and depart for home.
Simple basic bunkhouse accommodation is booked for you. If you would like to upgrade to B&B standard then please ask. You will need to bring a towel (if you would like to wash!) and possibly a sleeping bag - TBC in joining instructions. Please advise if you are a vegetarian.
What is a Level 3.0 Trekking Challenge Like?
These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 9 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect a lower daily duration, but of course the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however you will need to be more resilient, due to simple living conditions. UK single day or weekend level 3 treks are suited to walkers and trekkers with some previous history of upland walking or alternatively a good amount of lowland training behind them.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Trek’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside; 7 hours plus . You should be doing regular exercise, possibly with some running. Your running speed will be fairly steady; nothing too fast, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs). These other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level. e.g. spinning, circuits, swimming, or other sports.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Travel insurance is required for all overseas adventures and can be purchased through Ventureguard using the link on the left hand toolbar of the website.
Travel insurance is not compulsory for UK adventures but it is advised. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
2 Nights Accommodation with breakfasts.
Qualified, experienced & First Aid Trained Mountain Leader throughout the challenge (including safety equipment).
Excluded From Trip
Transport to and from the event.
Lunches & Dinners.
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)
Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s)
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery
Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife
Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb
It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.
By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
At any time of year rain is a distinct possibility, and severe weather a possibility. So wrap up warm, and be ready for anything! – make sure you pack according to the list! Remember that layers are the key, allowing you to adjust your level of warmth more easily.
We will almost certainly experience some rain during the weekend, so make sure you have suitable waterproof gear—both top and leggings.
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